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Astronauts Charles Brubaker, John Walker, and Peter Willis (James Brolin, O.J. Simpson, and Sam Waterston, respectively) are hailed as heroes when they become the first men to be rocketed to Mars. Actually the space travelers are as phony as their mission controller, Dr. James Kelloway (Hal Holbrook); to avert a failure that might cost the space program its funding, the Mars-bound vessel has been sent up without a crew, while the helmeted astronauts sit on a movie soundstage, pretending to be in outer space for the benefit of the TV cameras. Unfortunately the Mars ship crashes on arrival, making the astronaut trio thoroughly expendable. Investigative reporter Robert Caulfield (Elliott Gould), who's smelled a rat all along, races against time to prevent NASA from "terminating" the hapless astronauts in order to cover up the conspiracy. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Elliott Gould
as Robert Caulfield
James Brolin
as Charles Brubaker
Brenda Vaccaro
as Kay Brubaker
Sam Waterston
as Peter Willis
O.J. Simpson
as John Walker
Hal Holbrook
as Dr. James Kelloway
David Huddleston
as Hollis Peaker
David F. Doyle
as Walter Loughlin
Robert Walden
as Elliot Whittier
Alan Fudge
as Capsule Communicator
Karen Black
as Judy Drinkwater
Telly Savalas
as Albain
Darrell Zwerling
as Dr. Bergen
Lou Frizzell
as Horace Gruning
Frank Farmer
as Policeman
Milton Selzer
as Dr. Burroughs
Jon Cedar
as F.B.I. Man #1
Zack Taylor
as F.B.I. Man #4
James Karen
as Vice President Price
Steve Tannen
as Man at Hangar #1
James Bacon
as Reporter #4
Trent Dolan
as Man at Hangar #2
Todd Hoffman
as NASA Usher
Ron Cummins
as F.B.I. Man #2
Paul Picerni
as Jerry
Nancy Malone
as Mrs. Peaker
James B. Sikking
as Control Room Man
Norman Bartold
as President

Crew

Peter Hyams
Director
Paul N. Lazarus III
Producer
Peter Hyams
Screenwriter
Bill Butler
Cinematographer
Jerry Goldsmith
Composer (Music Score)
Albert Brenner
Production Designer
David M. Haber
Art Director
Michael Rachmil
Associate Producer
Rick Simpson
Set Designer
Jerry Jost
Sound/Sound Designer
Irby Smith
First Assistant Director
Michael Rachmil
Production Manager
Michael Westmore
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